on this day
On this day in 452 AD, Attila the Hun invaded Italy.
On this day in 1981 42nd Street won the Tony Awards for “Best Musical” and “Best Choreography.”
On this day in 1975 Joan Sutherland sang La traviata during the Metropolitan Opera’s tour in Tokyo.
On this day in 1971 Grace Bumbry made her role debut as Tosca as part of the Metropolitan Opera Summer Festival.
On this day in 1967 Barbara Bain won the Emmy Award for “Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series” for Mission: Impossible.
On this day in 1979 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street won the Tony Award for “Best Musical.”
On this day in 1975 the Metropolitan Opera performed La bohème on tour in Tokyo.
All the rams that chase the ewe sheep are determined there’ll be new sheep and the ewe-sheep aren’t even keeping score.
On this day in 1969 the musical Dear World closed at the Mark Hellinger Theater after an extremely disappointing run of only 132 performances.
Born on this day in 1899 film producer Irving Thalberg.
On this day in 1962 Barbra Streisand appeared on The Garry Moore Show.
On this day in 1940, Irving Berlin‘s musical Louisiana Purchase, satirizing Huey Long, opened at the Imperial Theatre, to run 444 performances.
Broadway floperetta Arms and the Girl closed on this day in 1950, lasting only 134 performances despite a cast headed by Nanette Fabray and Pearl Bailey.
On this day in 1964 Betty Comden & Adolph Green and Jule Styne‘s musical Fade Out-Fade In opened at the Mark Hellinger Theater to run 271 performances.